James Levine

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2005/10/10 12:43:22 (permalink)

James Levine

James Levine
Occupation: Conductor
(June 23, 1943- )
Born in Cincinnati
Specializes in opera
Artistic Director of the Metropolitan Opera (1986- )
Conducted the Chicago Symphony, the Boston Symphony and the Munich Philharmonic
Recorded ##1813>Wagner</a>’s ‘Ring’ cycle, ‘Idomeneo,’ ‘The Marriage of Figaro,’ ‘Otello,’ ‘I Vespri Siciliani,’ ‘La Forza del Destino,’ ‘Manon Lescaut,’ ‘Carmina Burana’ and ‘The Barber of Seville’
 
WHY HE MIGHT BE ANNOYING
 
He is pudgy and hairy.
His fingers look fat and blobby.
He reportedly sweats so much while conducting that he must change every article of clothing at intermission.
He carries a towel with him at all times (because of the sweating).
If there were an encyclopedia entry under ‘Whites With Fros,’ his picture could appear next to it.
He is insanely secretive about his private life, which has led to vicious speculation about it.
Specifically, there are many (unsubstantiated) rumors that he is a pedophile.
He was a child prodigy.
 
WHY HE MIGHT NOT BE ANNOYING
 
He conducted his first opera when he was 18.
He became the first Artistic Director of the Metropolitan Opera, one of the world’s greatest opera houses.
He is a brilliant pianist as well as conductor.
He is comfortable in many different operatic styles.
He is well liked by singers who work with him.
The pedophile rumors have never been confirmed.
 
Credit: Wieland Kalligaro
 
COLLECTIONS
 
1389, 0
4726, 0
470, 0
481, 0
2801, 0
1012, 0
884, 0
5269, 0
 
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post edited by Wieland Kalligaro - 2005/10/10 12:44:28

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    RE: James Levine 2005/10/10 20:03:08 (permalink)
    If there were an encyclopedia entry under ‘Whites With Fros,’ his picture could appear next to it.


    This profile has "stuff the ballot for Most Annoying" written all over it.

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    RE: James Levine 2005/10/11 09:43:15 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Hoxy

    If there were an encyclopedia entry under ‘Whites With Fros,’ his picture could appear next to it.


    This profile has "stuff the ballot for Most Annoying" written all over it.

     
    I know.  Whoever it is who's obsessed with this collection is gonna pop his cork for sure.

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    RE: James Levine 2005/10/13 06:57:53 (permalink)

     
    "I am the sweatiest man ever.. HURRAH"

    Don't dream it.. be it
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    RE: James Levine 2005/10/13 09:18:58 (permalink)

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